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Noel Blanc 2019: An Ode to La Loire

January 14th 2020

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This years’ Noel Blanc, an annual extravaganza of the great white wines of France, was the result of the purchase of a single magnum of 2002 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Bourgeoise at the Domaine in Chavignol in 2005. On December 14, a group collectively known as the HKG Wine Geeks, gathered at Hip Cellars’ Another Place to celebrate the breadth and depth of the white wines from the Loire Valley through its appellations, producers and certainly vintages. Our inimitable host, KP, presented the group with six well curated flights of whites from the Loire Valley.

BASBN 2016

February 23rd 2016

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Bring A Special Bottle Night 2016 fell on a cold wet miserable night in Hong Kong in February. Nevertheless the weather could not dampen the enthusiasm or the appetite of a thirsty crowd as we gathered at Crown Wine Cellars, and we were delighted to be met by an opening salvo of Louis Roederer Cristals. In the past we have always had much more red wine than white/Champagne but our leader’s rallying cry to address this was met with both enthusiasm and generosity. So first up a delicious, fully mature Cristal 1988 (18 points – one bottle was fresher than the…

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